Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What’s a Jelly Cabinet For Anyway

Hey friends!

I finally decided to use my jelly cabinet for its intended purpose.

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I figured if I have a beautiful old jelly cabinet, why not happily display my freshly canned apple butter in it.

Do you remember me telling you that my girls and I picked about 95 lbs. of apples at a nearby apple orchard? 

Why do I do things in such extremes?

apples

I do have a wonderful Pampered Chef apple pealer corer slicer, but let me just tell you that this was a lot of work.

scale

We peeled, cored, cut, weighed, and cooked for several days and made the most delicious crockpot apple butter.

apple butter 1

I figured after this much work, the fruits of our labor should be displayed.

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jars 3

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I also stacked up a small collection of vintage aprons that I have.  If I am correct, several of these are beautiful hostess aprons.

aprons

cabinet 1

There are also a few jars of fig preserves that my sweet mama made for me from her own fig tree.

  My family loves homemade preserves and jellies.  And, when fall comes around and it’s apple picking time, we are so eager to get our apple butter cooking.  It doesn’t get much better than apple butter on whole wheat toast with real butter and a hot cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

If you are interested in the crockpot apple butter recipe that I have, please let me know and I will post it on here for you.  It is easy and it is scrumptious!

Blessings to you all!

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23 comments:

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Amy, the jelly cabinet is such a neat piece! And with the jelly in it, it's even better. I love the scale, the galvanized bucket, the aprons, etc.

I hope everything is going well for you and your Mom.

Take care,
Pam

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Amy,
Your jelly cabinet looks just beautiful!! And that apple butter looks delicious!! I can taste it now on a hot homemade biscuit. Yummy!
Hope you have a glorious day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Amy, I love that you are using your jelly cabinet to store your hard work in! I have an old antique cabinet with glass doors that I keep all of my fresh canned goods in. I always get so many compliments on it. Even tho we are not privey to the fresh apples in our area, I would love to see you post the recipe for your apple butter (but not 95 lbs worth, lol).

Lori said...

I bet some of the apple butter will be making its way to Louisiana with a cute little bow or burlap wrapped around it. Maybe in a bucket! Sorry I just couldn't help myself.

Diane said...

It looks wonderful! Homey and comforting! And each one of those jars also has special memories attached to it. That's probably the best part when you get to look at them all lined up inside the cupboard.

Hugs, Diane

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Looks good!

Robin said...

Oh My! And what a lovely way to display your labor of love. It's beautiful.

Becky C said...

You know how I love your jelly cabinet!! Oh it looks even more gorgeous with the jars of jellies inside :)
You girls have been so busy! That is a lot of jelly! I'm sure it is scrumptious with coffee! I'll take that for breakfast next week. LOL
I love the stack of books and aprons, too. It is all so farmhouse perfect. Great idea!
See you soon :)

Mary said...

Yummmm! That looks amazing, Amy! I would sure love that recipe. I could set my girls to work with me! :) Have a great day!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How pretty....it reminds me of my grandma's home. She had jars and jars of grape jelly in the jelly cabinet!

Ido said...

Hi Amy, your cabinet looks so pretty. I love homemade jellies and jams. Yes please post the recipe, I have some apples that we brought from Washington State last weekend and don't know what to do with them, apple butter sounds delicious! Love your cabinet!
XXX Ido

BECKY said...

YAY! Homemade preserves are the best!! And now you have a cabinet full!! You go girl! That is a lot of work! My hubby made fig preserves with figs from our tree!! Sooo delicious!

Everything looks so wonderful the way you have it placed! Love it all!!

Hugs to you my friend!
Becky

Green Willow Pond said...

I love your jelly cabinet with your preserves displayed on it. I would love to have your apple butter recipe. We have tons of apples right now. I am getting them into the basement so I can start canning them soon. A couple of weeks ago I canned 52 quarts and 28 pints of pears, pear butter and pear syrup. When I get my kitchen finished, I'll have to find a way to display a few of them.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Amy,
Thanks so much for coming by and thanks for the info about the flea market...maybe I will see ya there:) I have read that it starts in the morning on Friday, but I have also read that it starts at noon...do you happen to know the correct time? We are hoping to shop the market on Friday and in Franklin on Saturday. That apple butter looks so good and I LOVE those two old scales you have there.

Blessings,
Linda

Mary said...

Goodness Amy, your jelly looks great in your jelly cabinet...
hmmmm....bet all that jelly taste good too! ))smiles))

elizabeth said...

Love your cabinet! Oh my! Fig jam is so good on thin slices of baguette grilled with a little olive oil brushed on it, then topped with the fig jam and some crumbles of blue cheese. Heaven in a bite!

Stephanie said...

Love your jelly cabinet! The stack of plates on that scale looks wonderful!

A Cottage Muse said...

Mmmmm...apple butter sounds heavenly (on cornbread!)!! I just got a gift of homemade cranberry sauce! I envy you girls who can cook!

cindy said...

I would love to have a jelly cabinet. Lucky you!

I’m following you on pinterest.

take care

Pamela said...

I'm seriously drooling...Love, love. I just made apple butter, too. It was so hard to put it in a cupboard! Doesn't it make your house smell so good? I'd like to keep some just to heat up and indulge my scent sense.

Blessings,
Pamela

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

Amy, who would of thought jams & jellies could look so good! We luv making them @ the farm, but your lil cabinet is OH SO PRETTY!
Have a great weekend hon!
Hugs~Ginger

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Amy -- the *fruits* of your labor are gorgeous displayed in your cabinet....love it all! The crockpot is sure the way to go when making apple butter :)

Blessings!
Gail

Elisa said...

I would love the recipe! And I love the cabinet!